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MidEast Expert: ‘Spreading And Intensifying’ Enforcement Of Sharia Law Is Destroying Christian Population

Qur’an Sura 58:20, “Those who resist Allah and His Messenger will be among those most humiliated.”

Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, ”… This is the curse [אָלָה – alah] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”

Revelation 13:18, ”This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate [ψηφίζω – “reckon”] the number [ἀριθμός – “multitude”] of the beast, for it is the number [ἀριθμός – “multitude”] of a man, and his number [ἀριθμός – “multitude”] is [χξς – “In The Name of Allah” in Arabic].”

By Martin Parsons, Conservative Home – “In the last few months, the persecution and partial eradication of ancient Christian communities in the Middle East has been debated by both MPs and peers. As Mark Field MP stated during December’s Commons debate:

Let us be honest: if this were happening to almost any other religious group it would be something of a national scandal. That makes it all the more important to put the ongoing persecution of Christians in many parts of the world on the political map.

Significantly, it is not just Christians who have begun to speak out on this issue, but also Muslims with King Abdullah of Jordan having convening a conference on the issue last September, while in the UK both Sayeeda Warsi and Rehman Chisti, the MP for Gillingham, have similarly voiced concern. Baroness Warsi warned in both a Daily Telegraph article and a major speech in the USA that violence against Christians is putting the very survival of Christianity in the Middle East at risk.

However, the nettle that must be grasped if we are to see anything effective done in this respect is to recognise that the growing enforcement of sharia is the principal cause of persecution of Christian minorities in Islamic countries.

That is an exceedingly uncomfortable truth for many Muslims to accept, many of whom have a somewhat romanticised view of what sharia means in practice. However, it must be emphasised that the issue is emphatically not individuals choosing to live their lives in accordance with those aspects of sharia that relate solely to them as individuals, it is the enforcement of sharia on non Muslims and indeed on liberal Muslims and anyone else who does not freely choose it that is the problem.

By sharia we mean the traditional interpretations followed by the four Sunni schools of sharia: Hanafi (followed primarily in the Urdu-Persian speaking world, Iraq, Syria and Jordan), Maliki (North and West Africa), Hanbali (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), and Shafi (the rest of the Middle East, East Africa and SE Asia) as well as by the Shi’a Ja’fari school. All of these stipulate the death penalty for any adult male Muslim embracing another faith, the death penalty for any perceived criticism of the prophet of Islam and life imprisonment for any other perceived criticism of Islam; while the legal testimony of women and non Muslims is treated as having only half the value of that of a Muslim man. This has led to enormous injustices in countries such as Pakistan both in relation to false accusations of blasphemy made against non Muslims and for female victims of rape, who may not only be denied justice, but even arrested for making ‘false accusations’ as they cannot provide sufficient witnesses.

This enforcement of traditional sharia also empowers violent jihadists to advocate even more extreme measures against non Muslims, as recent history in Northern Nigeria all too tragically illustrates. However, the atrocities committed by violent jihadists should not blind us to the fact that the enforcement of traditional sharia is in itself a major cause of injustice and persecution particularly of non Muslim minorities in many Islamic countries.” Read more.

Matthew 24:22, 27, “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened… For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”

Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering …”

Acts 14:22b, “… we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And ‘The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse’ – “John describes the rider of the Black Horse in Revelation 6:5 as having ‘scales’ or ‘balances’ in his hands, employing the Greek word ‘zygos‘ which is also used metaphorically to refer to any sort of ‘burden’ or ‘bondage’ as well as the imposition of ‘troublesome laws’. Not only is inequality rampant in the Islamic world where Muslim men are considered superior to women and all non-Muslims in general, Islam is also a works-based system whereby ‘Allah’ weighs the ‘good and bad deeds’ of Muslims on a scale to determine who earns entry into Heaven and who does not. In every facet of daily life a Muslim’s conduct must be based upon a strict set of Islamic laws, called the Sharia, and anyone failing to follow ‘Allah’s’ burdensome edicts must suffer draconian punishments, non-Musims included. But take a look at the Islamic world today. Is it exemplified by peace and justice and social harmony because of ‘Allah’s laws’? To the contrary …” Read more.

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